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13.12: Review of < c >, < k >, and < ck >

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1. Spelling A Final [k]: These twenty words all end in the sound [k]. Sort them into the matrix:

Words with final [k] spelled...
<c> <ck> <k>
Words with final [k] after a consonant

shark

remark

milk

unmask

Words with final [k] after a long vowel

provoke

shriek

rebuke

break

words with final [k] after a short vowel spelled with a digraph

hawk

schnook

brook

Words with final [k] after a short vowel spelled with one letter

zodiac

traffic

picnic

seismic

sympathetic

enthusiastic

struck

knock

o’clock

2. A final [k] following a consonant is usually spelled <k>. A final [k] following a long vowel is usually spelled <k>. A final [k] following a short vowel spelled with a digraph is usually spelled <k>. A final [k] following a short vowel spelled with one letter is usually spelled <ck> or <c>. If there is only one vowel sound in a word that ends with a [k] following a short vowel sound, the [k] is usually spelled <ck>. If there is more than one vowel sound in a word that ends with a [k] following a short vowel sound, the [k] is usually spelled <c>.

3. Spelling An Initial [k]: Here are twenty words that start with the sound [k]. Sort them into the matrix:

Words that start with [k] spelled ...
<c> <k>
Words with an or <e> following the [k]

kindliness

kettle

kinship

kidnapper

keyboard

kept

kitchens

kissed

Words with no or following the [k]

campaigned

collapses

conventions

conscience

community

correspondent

courageous

capital

crocodile

climate

committed

counterfeit

5. If an initial [k] has an <e> or an right after it, the [k] is usually spelled <k>; otherwise it will usually be spelled <c>.

Teaching Notes.

Item 5. Again remember the importance of the usually’s here and that this series of lessons deals only with choosing among the <c>, <k>, and <ck> spellings of [k]. The other eight [k] spellings were identified in lesson 9. The spellings discussed in lessons 20 and 21 are a separate issue.

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